The First Annual British Scholar Conference convened on 2-3 November 2007 at the
Harry Ransom Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. British
Scholar would like to thank the more than 50 panelists and chairs/discussants who
made the conference a thorough success.
The next British Scholar Annual Conference will take place at the Harry Ransom
Center on 20-21 February 2009.
As you prepare for the next call for papers we would like to provide you with pictures
from the 2007 version of the conference. Thanks again to everyone for making the
inaugural British Scholar Annual Conference one to remember!
would like to thank the following sponsors:
- Dean’s Office – College of Liberal Arts UT
- Department of History
- Follett’s Intellectual Property Bookstore
- Harry Ransom Center
- Holiday Inn Town Lake
- Piatra Inc.
- Taco Shack
Call for Papers
The conference will be held in Austin, Texas from Friday November 2nd to
Saturday November 3rd on the campus of the University of Texas. The
conference focuses on eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century British
history. The British Scholar Conference exists to highlight the importance of
British history from varied perspectives. Whether focusing on the study of
economics, empires, identities, or politics, the British influence on modern society
cannot be underestimated. In order to understand Britain’s vast contribution to
the British Scholar Conference. Both established scholars and graduate
students are welcome to apply and present at the conference.
The first annual British Scholar Conference is unique in that the finest papers
presented will be included in the very first issue of the British Scholar journal.
Although papers presented at subsequent conferences may be published within
the journal, their inclusion will be decided through the peer-review process. The
papers that are published in the inaugural issue of British Scholar will be
narrowed down by the Editorial Advisory Board and voted on via a secret ballot
by all those attending the conference on Saturday November 3rd.
Submissions of individual papers should include an abstract of 150-300 words as
well as a few descriptive keywords. Panels, which are expected to consist of
three to five papers, should be submitted by the person willing to serve as both
chair and respondent. In addition to abstracts for each individual paper, the
panel chair should also include a brief 100-150 word introduction describing the
panel’s main theme. The conference does not discriminate between panels and
individual submissions and papers.
All submissions for inclusion in the inaugural British Scholar Conference must be
received by Sunday, March 25, 2007. Decisions on inclusion will be made by
June 1, 2007. Submissions should be made electronically to
conferencebritishscholarorg (conferencebritishscholarorg) . Updates regarding the conference will be
periodically posted to this website. It is hoped that participants will be able to call
upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses.